The community surrounding the Lords of the Rings TCG has held out for an impressively long amount of time, and this can be attributed to those site admins willing to keep the light burning as long as they needed to, with no end in sight. This has however led to fragmentation, as different semi-local groups huddled around the warmth of their particular hub.
This page aims to list every Lord of the Rings TCG-related community that we are aware of. If you know of a forum, web page, social media account, or bolt-hole that can be added to this list, please fill out this form here (or scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill it out there).
If you have any questions, please reach out to the PC on Discord or send an email to email@example.com.
Groups of players that get together to play IRL from time to time. Direct any questions about joining to the contacts listed below.
|Location||Language||Description||Main Contact||Activity||URL / Email|
|Canada, British Columbia, Langley||English||Three friends that enjoy LOTR TCG, beer, and playing for nostalgia.||Nick Dyson||Once per month||Nickdyson0@gmail.com|
|Prague, Czech Republic||Czech / English||We play mainly for fun but we include interesting prices in all of our events (boosters, miniatures, maps etc).||Jiří Kratina||Once per month||Facebook group here|
|Tallinn, Estonia||Estonian / English||We are group of five players and we organize different small tournaments and leagues among ourselves.||Ülar Palmiste||Twice per firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paris, France||French / English||We are an active group of 16-20 players and we make two big events each year: one LOTR TCG and one Hobbit Draft Game.||Enola (Nicolas Muller)||Once per email@example.com|
|United Kingdom, Hull, Hessle||English||Regular board/card/tabletop gaming group with a few members who have recently bought into a few dead CCG's. LOTR TCG being my vice. We have started an experimental once a month meetup (outside our normal board game nights) to play some of these dead CCG's. Currently we are just trying a monthly meetup to play some dead CCG's but I'm happy to play LOTR TCG more frequently if there are any players in the Hull area||Kevin||Once per firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phoenix, AZ, United States||English||A group of us play in the East Valley.||Kreg Miller||Once a quarter||KregBMiller@gmail.com|
|Long Beach, CA, United States||English||SoCal players meeting in the Long Beach area.||Nick Huggett||Once per email@example.com|
|Atlanta, GA, United States||English||FB group for Atlanta players, mostly used to coordinate Cube Drafts at DragonCon but look forward to regular events if possible.||Phillip Gladney||Once per year||Facebook group here|
|Indianapolis, IN, United States||English||Made up of several players across the Midwest. Looking to meet regularly once it is safe.||Chris Thompson||Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Portland, ME, United States||English||We're a group of LotR TCG gamers that play mostly on Gemp using voice channels in our Discord to bring more of the old school feel of playing at the LGS and enjoy getting together to talk about the game and grab a drink in the Portland area.||Devon Henegar||Daily on Discord||Join our Discord|
|Grand Rapids, MI, United States||English||For players around West Michigan interested in casual play.||Ben De Leeuw||Twice per email@example.com|
|Missoula, MT, United States||English||Montana LotR TCG Group||Rad Hazard||New firstname.lastname@example.org|
|York, PA, United States||English||Casual play on a regular basis. Mix of old and new players. Active at least every other week for meetups. Sometimes weekly. Games in Gemp regularly.||Zach or Paul||Several times per email@example.com|
|Lord of the Rings TCG Facebook Group||English||Current most active international hub of LOTR-TCG activity, its numbers swelled from 600 members to 1200 over the course of 2020. Requires a Facebook account and manual approval.||Yes||https://www.facebook.com/groups/1465106970387398/|
|GEMP||English||Play the LotR-TCG in your browser. Has a chatroom, so it counts as a community.||Yes||https://play.lotrtcgpc.net|
|LOTR TCG e outros!!!||Portuguese||Active Whatsapp group chat for Brazilian fans of the LotR-TCG.||Yes||https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ao5rzSZu0NeJvGV6euMkFJ|
|LOTR TCG Polska||Polish||Polish LotR-TCG Facebook group. Requires a Facebook account and manual approval.||Yes||https://www.facebook.com/groups/474785385886352/|
|mLotro Discord||Polish||Discord server for mLotro, a Polish LOTRO clone (that actually pre-dates Gemp).||Yes||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the invite.|
|The Last Homely House||English||Long-time holdout from the Decipher days. Is attached to the wiki/card db.||Some||https://lotrtcgwiki.com/forums/index.php?action=forum|
|The Lord of the Rings TCG - Brazil||Portuguese||Brazilian LotR-TCG Facebook group and page. Requires a Facebook account and manual approval.||Some||https://www.facebook.com/groups/210581359057462/
|The Pelennor Fields||French||Lord of the Rings TCG forum. The Hobbit Draft Game hails from here.||Barely?||http://frealaf.free.fr/forum/index.php|
|mLotro||Polish||Forum for mLotro, a Polish LOTRO clone (that actually pre-dates Gemp).||Barely||https://ml.derwinski.pl/index.php|
|/r/LOTRTCG subreddit||English||Tiny subreddit with the occasional post.||Barely||https://www.reddit.com/r/LOTRTCG/|
|GEMP - LOTR||?||Facebook group dedicated to Gemp. Requires a Facebook account and manual approval.||?||https://www.facebook.com/groups/480488908698583/|
|Decipher||English||Archives of the official websites in the Wayback machine. Some spotty forum coverage, and maybe 80% of all card pages/articles. Different years will get you vastly different results.||No||https://decipher.com
|Cobra Cards||English||All things LOTR-TCG during the games lifetime. Archived by TLHH when it shut down.||No||https://lotrtcgwiki.com/community/|
|DeckTech||English||Prominent LotR-TCG website, focusing on card/deck info and strategies. Archived on the Wayback machine.||No||http://decktech.net/lotr/index.php|
|Mahasamatman LotR TCG Trading||English||Popular trading site for various CCGs, including LotR-TCG. Archived on the Wayback machine, but the owner was meticulous at ensuring the parts of his website that mattered were not crawled by bots.||No||http://trade.mahasamatman.com/Rings/|
|Animol.pl||Polish||Archives of a popular Polish LotR-TCG forum in the Wayback machine.||No||http://lotrtcg.animol.pl/|
|Open-Cards.de||German / English||Deck archive and small forum.||No||http://www.open-cards.de/games/lotr|
|Gondorian.com||English||Resources and deck listings.||No||http://www.gondorian.com/lotrtcg/index.php|
|GamePlayersNetwork.com||English||Archives of resources and strategy articles.||No||http://www.gameplayersnetwork.com/card/strategy.asp?gm=lotr|
Again, if you know of anything that deserves to be on the above list (even if it's long dead!) please fill out the form below.
If you want to see a new group posted above, please fill out the below form and the PC will take care of the rest.